Heron Rises from The Dark, Summer Pond, by Mary Oliver

So heavy is the long-necked, long-bodied heron, always it is a surprise when her smoke-colored wings open and she turns from the thick water, from the black sticks of the summer pond, and slowly rises into the air and is gone. Then, not for the first or the last time, I take the deep breath … Continue reading

Thus we sit, loving the world | Lines from Mary Oliver

Thus we sit, myself thinking how grateful I am for the moon’s perfect beauty and also, oh! how rich it is to love the world. From “The Sweetness of Dogs” in Dog Songs: Thirty-Five Dog Songs and One Essay by Mary Oliver Highway to the Moon, by Aaron J. Groen

It’s clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time.

It’s clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty bumming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together. Like two solitary birds … Continue reading

Robert Doisneau – Le baiser de l’Hotel de Ville 1950

Ed van der Elsken – Love on the Left, Paris 1950

If there is magic on this planet-

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” ― Loren Eiseley  

in love sky

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Sometimes nothing is perfect but everything is beautiful

A Herd of Elephant

A herd of elephant … pacing along as if they had an appointment at the end of the world. — Isak Dinesen

What Spring Does with the Cherry Trees